CCE Brown Bag: The Holocaust and Religious Social Responsibility: Lessons from a Pilgrimage to Poland

12:30 PM - 1:25 PM

Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 305
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Location: Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 305

Speakers: Josh Jeffreys, Jewish Chaplain and Director of Religious Life, Office of the Chaplaincy, University of Richmond

Jess Winkler, '19

Anna Lowenthal, '19

Josh Kim, '19

Mo Coovadia, '19

Jenny Piciw, '20

Claire Mendelson, '20

Elle Pofilio, '21

Kay Johnson, '22

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) hosts weekly Brown Bag discussions, open to members of the campus and the community, from 12:30–1:25p.m. on most Fridays during the academic year. Each week, a speaker or small panel leads a presentation on a provocative social issue, then opens up the floor for discussion. Free pizza will be provided.

Pilgrimage: Poland is an intensive travel seminar that explore the roots of Judaism in Poland, the lead-up to and effects of the Holocaust on the Polish community, and the process since the end of World War II to address the trauma Poles experienced both individually and collectively. The experience blends spiritual and academic components to explore themes of religious social responsibility, culpability, memory, and forgiveness.

Following a semester of preparation and an eight day trip to Poland, the Office of the Chaplaincy’s Pilgrimage: Poland participants will present on their spiritual journey and lead a discussion on lessons from their experience.